Liverpool media round-up: Klopp on fans leaving early, first defeat as Sakho undergoes scan

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A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Liverpool Football Club this Monday morning.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he felt alone as fans left early while he endured his first defeat as Reds boss.

The Reds lost 2-1 to Crystal Palace in the Premier League, ending Klopp's six-game unbeaten run, as a Scott Dann header won the game for the Eagles five minutes from time. Philippe Coutinho had cancelled out an early Yannick Bolasie strike shortly before half time. 

Klopp is quoted by Sky Sports, saying: "Eighty-two minutes - game over.

"I turned around and I felt pretty alone at this moment but I am not disappointed about this [fans leaving] - they have reasons.

"But we are responsible that nobody can leave the stadium a minute before the last whistle because everything can happen."

Klopp rued a slow start to the game but said that his side played well afterwards and rued a lack of concentration from his side. 

Emre Can had carelessly given the ball away in his own penalty area, allowing Bolasie to fire home for the visitors who continued their impressive recent record against the Reds.

"I feel bad because it was absolutely not necessary to lose. We had all we needed to win.

"If we did the right things in this game, then it would have been a very important game. We didn't show all we could tonight and that's why we lost.

"We are responsible. If you can be better, you have to be better. If you can win, then you have to win. That's how football works."

One big piece of news that Klopp will be sweating on is the fitness of defender Mamadou Sakho, who limped off with a knee injury just before half time. 

Sakho fell awkwardly, clutching his knee, before attempting to carry on after Dejan Lovren was ready to take his place. After a couple of minutes, it was apparent he couldn't continue before being replaced shortly before Liverpool had equalised.

The Daily Mail reports that the player will have a scan today having left Anfield on crutches with his knee in a brace.

Klopp said: "I would have preferred to lose 4-1 than lose an important member of my team. It was not good."

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